Post Listing Update: This VF-R did not get any interest at the opening bid, which was lowered to $7,000.
When it was released, the VF1000R was a bit of a revelation: it was Honda’s flagship, designed to showcase what the Japanese firm was capable of. It was also a huge tease to US riders, because it was initially only released in Europe only – America got the VF1000F instead, which was designed to be more of a touring bike. The R was Honda’s first road bike to benefit from gear-driven cams, and riders ate it up. Here’s an example that’s claimed to be pristine with no evidence of wear. The seller says it’s hard to tell from new.
For more on the VFR, check out this article on Motorcycle Classics. This bike (VIN: JH2SC1608FM001046) has 15,979 miles but it’s been rebuilt as a custom with “a few liberties.” It has the paint job from a 1986 model, custom Yoshimura exhaust, Spiegler brake lines, RK gold chain, and more. Daugherty Motorsport rebuilt the Fox Twin Clicker shock and built custom forks that blend modern performance with period looks.
Find this VF-R for sale in Clermont, Florida with an unmet opening bid of $7,250 here on eBay.